By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's president on Sunday turned down a pardon request by an ex-conscript who is serving an serving a 14-month jail term for killing an incapacitated Palestinian assailant. In September, Israel's military reduced by four months the 18-month jail term of
By Marcos Brindicci and Luc Cohen MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A storm on Sunday complicated the search for an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members, as authorities tried to verify that recent satellite calls seen as a sign the sailors were
Greek centrists elected politician Fofi Gennimata on Sunday to lead a center-left party alliance, hoping to win back voters disillusioned after seven years of crisis and boost their popularity as the country emerges from bailouts. Past attempts by centrists to form parties and alliances have not fared
“The summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump may have been a success in demonstrating the solid Japan-U.S. alliance in the face of North Korea’s security threat...,” states an editorial. “A new [Saudi Arabian] anti-corruption committee was announced in the kingdom and
Following Ruth Walker’s passing, I wanted to pass on a sincere appreciation for a woman who made my day almost every time I read her “Verbal Energy” column. In fact, truth to tell, it was usually the first thing I turned to when my Monitor Weekly arrived. (No offense, all you serious reporters and bureau
In a part of the world known for its rampant machismo, the recent Presidenta period marked a hopeful turning point for Latin America. There have been signs of progress in gender equality in many nations, but some women are disappointed that Bachelet and her fellow women leaders did not do more. “At
Now, it’s the US Capitol – where a wave of complaints about sexual abuse and harassment have flooded the stately halls and engulfed a sitting senator, Democrat Al Franken of Minnesota. Women lawmakers and aides say inappropriate sexual behavior has long been “pervasive” on the Hill, largely kept in
Turkish authorities on Sunday announced a ban on all LGBTI cultural events in Ankara province until further notice to "maintain public order". "Since (Saturday) 18 November and until further notice, all film and theatre events, screenings, panels, colloquium, exhibitions, etc... have
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of revelers are dancing on Copacabana beach to celebrate Rio de Janeiro's annual gay pride parade, despite deep funding cuts by the city.
LONDON (AP) — Grigor Dimitrov claimed the biggest title of his career at the season-ending ATP Finals on Sunday, prevailing on his fifth match point to beat David Goffin of Belgium 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand has won the CME Group Tour Championship with birdies on her last two holes Sunday and some big help on a short miss by Lexi Thompson.
By Cris Chinaka, MacDonald Dzirutwe and Joe Brock HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe stunned Zimbabwe on Sunday by making no mention of resignation in a television address, defying his own ZANU-PF party, which had sacked him hours earlier, and hundreds of thousands of protesters who had already
Harare (AFP) - Robert Mugabe clung on as Zimbabwe's president Sunday, using national TV to insist he still holds power despite a military takeover and mounting pressure for his autocratic 37-year rule to end.
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Darrell Brown scored 23 points and Bradley beat Weber State 70-64 in the fifth-place game at the Island of the Bahamas Showcase on Sunday.
CAIRO (AP) — In a resolution long on criticism but short on concrete steps, Arab foreign ministers who met in Cairo Sunday delivered a tirade of criticism against Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah, saying Tehran was destabilizing the region.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe defied expectations by not resigning on Sunday, but support for the 93-year-old veteran leader is still crumbling. The ruling party ZANU-PF has sacked him and mass demonstrations on Saturday called for him to step down after the army seized power earlier in the
Chancellor Angela Merkel was struggling Sunday to prevent a collapse in high stakes coalition talks, which could force new elections and destabilise Germany and Europe. Elections in September left the veteran leader weakened and without a majority as some of her party's voters turned to the far-right
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say that the body of an 83-year-old man has been found in the Athens suburb of Mandra that was struck by flash flooding, raising the overall death toll to 20.
By Patrick Markey and Mohamed Abdellah CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers criticized Iran and its Lebanese Shi'ite ally Hezbollah at an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday, calling for a united front to counter Iranian interference. Regional tensions have risen in recent
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — AEK escaped with a 1-1 draw at Panathinaikos after Marko Livaja's equalizer in the fifth minute of second-half injury time in the Greek league on Sunday.
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said he was "baffled" by President Robert Mugabe's address to the nation on Sunday when the veteran leader defied widespread expectations that he would resign.
Israeli police officers on Sunday questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the sixth time in a corruption probe, a police spokeswoman said. Investigators arrived by car in late afternoon to Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem where past interrogations have taken place, and disappeared